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Almond Festival (February)

The “Feast of the Almond” is a musical feast-ritual welcoming the upcoming spring. It has been celebrated for many decades on Hydra, beginning in the first decades of

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Apokreas (Carnival)

The name “Apokreas” derivies from the Greek phrase Apoxh apo kreas, literally meaning “goodbye to meat.” Similarly, the word “carnivale” derives from the Latin carne,

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Avlaki

Located about 5 minutes by foot outside Hydra Town heading west along the cost road, the Avlaki neighborhood consists of a beautiful, small bay and

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Christmas on Hydra

While not quite as prominent as Easter, or Pascha, Christmas is still an important holiday celebrated on Hydra, as witnessed by the festive lights and

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Hydra’s Sights

Mansions, museums, churches, statues, monuments, and other points of interest. To see locations, click here.

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Independence Day (March 25)

On March 25, Greeks celebrate the Greek National Anniversary, a major religious holiday with military parades in the larger towns and cities, celebrating Greece’s victory

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Kala Pigadia

The neighborhood of Kala Pigadia (Good Wells) takes its name from the freshwater wells at its back. These are only functioning public wells left on

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Kamini

The traditional and picturesque fishing village of Kaminia (Kilns) is located to west of Hydra Harbor along the coast road.

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Kiaffa

The first Albanian families to settle on Hydra in the 1600s built their homes away from the main port, living on the higher slopes above the harbor in

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